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Dollar falls after Fed holds course on rates NEW YORK: The dollar Wednesday weakened against other major currencies after the US Federal Reserve kept its policy of ultra-low interest rates and did not accelerate the time-frame for raising them.The Fed, as expected, reiterated its policy of tapering stimulus while keeping monetary policy "highly accommodative." However, some analysts had thought the Fed could signal a faster time-frame for lifting benchmark interest rates. The Fed has previously suggested mid-2015 for the shift.Instead, Fed Chair Janet Yellen downplayed recent data that shows accelerating, but still tame, inflation, and characterized unemployment as still too high. Speaking at a post-meeting news conference, she said there was "no mechanical formula" for when the Fed will lift benchmark interest rates.As a result, analysts concluded the Fed sees no reason to move up the time-frame for raising rates."Unlike other central banks that have recently expressed their desire to become more active, the Fed remains comfortable with ...

Dollar strengthens on higher US inflation NEW YORK: The US dollar picked up strength against other major currencies Tuesday on a stronger-than-expected inflation report that came just as the Federal Reserve began a two-day monetary policy meeting.The Fed is not expected to make any changes to current policy -- the federal funds rate will remain near zero and the monthly stimulus bond buying will be tapered back another $10 billion to $35 billion, on track to be wound up later this ...
C$ weaker as inflation data boosts US currency TORONTO: The Canadian dollar eased versus the US currency on Tuesday, as the greenback was boosted by data showing higher consumer prices, while Canadian dollar traders sat on their hands ahead of key domestic data due at the end of the week.At 10:20 a.m. (1420 GMT), the Canadian dollar was at C$1.0865 to the US dollar, or 92.04 US cents, down from Monday's close of C$1.0841 to the US dollar, or 92.24 US cents.US consumer ...
Dollar rises on inflation data, Aussie falls after RBA minutes NEW YORK: The US dollar rose on Tuesday as news of a stronger-than-expected pickup in inflation supported the view the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner than some traders had thought.Weaker price growth has hurt global growth. Earlier this month, the European Central Bank lowered a key rate into negative territory in an effort to avert deflation that could hobble the euro zone economy for years.U.S. central bankers in the meantime began a two-day ...
Dollar drops ahead of US Fed meeting NEW YORK: The dollar dropped against major currencies as investors anticipated a US Federal Reserve policy decision Wednesday that could shed light on a timeframe for raising benchmark interest rates.Federal Reserve data showed Monday US industrial production grew 0.6 percent in May, slightly better than the 0.5 percent expected by analysts.Christopher Vecchio, currency analyst at DailyFX, said that while US economic data has improved in the second quarter, "the degree to which the data has ...
Yen, Swiss franc rise on Iraq conflict, Russia-Ukraine dispute NEW YORK: The yen and the Swiss franc rose on Monday, with the Japanese currency hitting a four-month high against the euro, as investors sought safety from Iraq's worsening conflict and a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.Sterling climbed above $1.70 against the dollar for the first time in nearly five years, with investors betting that the Bank of England will tighten monetary policy before the end of the year.The dollar slipped as traders await ...
C$ little changed, awaiting financial risk report TORONTO: The Canadian dollar was flat and trading in a tight range against the US dollar in early trade on Thursday as investors awaited a Bank of Canada report on Canada's financial stability that will focus on Canada housing and consumer debt.The Bank of Canada will publish its Financial System Review at 10:30 a.m. (1430 GMT), rating how it sees various risks - from domestic debt to international factors - to Canada's financial system, and ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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